Monthly Archives: February 2013


Cali’s Longest Married Couple Call McCloud Home!

Scott and Thelma Dowell
Scott and Thelma Dowell of McCloud, CA have been married for nearly 79 years, since March 6, 1934. On Monday, the 98 and 97 year olds were recognized as the longest married couple in California by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a faith-based marriage enrichment program. When asked the secret of such a long lasting marriage, Continue Reading...

Great Picture from SleakPhotography

(C) SleakPhotography
Here at The McCloud Blog, we want to share some of the most compelling pictures of our area taken by local photographers. In fact, we’ve dedicated an entire section of the site to this exceptional photography. This image was taken by Scott Leak at Sleak Photography and prints can be ordered directly from his website Continue Reading...

Riots, Protests, and Other Civil Disturbances – - – Strike at McCloud, June 1909

Toward the end of May 1909, in the town of McCloud, Siskiyou County, a controversy between the McCloud River Lumber Company and about 700 of its employees, nearly all of whom,were foreign born, developed into a strike which threatened to become serious. On May 31st, the Sheriff of Siskiyou County, at the request of the lumber Continue Reading...